S Club at the Orpheum

“There ain’t no party like an S Club party,”  and it was quite a party at the Orpheum Theatre February 27th when S Club played the final show of their Good Times tour. This show was originally scheduled at the Dolby Theater in November along with four dates in Toronto, Boston, NYC, and Chicago were postponed to February. British Pop group S Club 7 was founded back in 1998  by Spice Girls’ manager Simon Fuller who was in attendance for this show. The group consisted of 4 female and 3 male vocalists: Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, and Rachel Stevens. In five years they released four albums with a number of hits and iconic music videos and had three tours. S Club 7 had four number one hits in the U.K. and another seven that were top five. The whole group would not reunite until 2012 for a medley of hits on a BBC Children in Need telethon and their greatest hits album was reissued. The group would tour one more time as all seven members only in the U.K. for their Bring it All Back Tour

S Club 7 first became S Club in 2002 when Cattermole departed the group and their fourth album Seeing Double was the only one to be released as S Club. Previously Cattermole, O’Meara, and McIntosh had performed as S Club 3 in 08. Just a year ago the group announced a two week anniversary tour that would take place in October. Sadly, Cattermole passed away at the age of 46 on April 6th and Spearitt decided to not take part in the reunion. S Club as a five piece released their first single in nearly 20 years “These Are The Days” as a tribute to Cattermole and the group’s legacy. The group worked with Musical Director/Keyboardist/Producer Simon Ellis on the single who was a producer on all but the group’s first album and worked with the Spice Girls on all their tours/performances through 2012. 

S Club, now a five piece, gave their first reunion show since 2015 October 12th, 2023 in Manchester England which would conclude October 27th in Liverpool, England. S Club kicked off their first ever North American tour February 16th in Toronto, Canada. Following the east coast dates, S Club made their way to Los Angeles, CA. The show kicked off just before 8:30 P.M. with the opening song being none other than “S Club Party '' and sure brought a lot of memories back for the audience who would have been in elementary or middle school when S Club 7 released their debut album. The 18 song set included all the hits like “Don’t Stop Moving,” “Two in a Million,” “Bring It All Back,” and “Reach”. McIntosh and Lee performed "Good Times" as a tribute to Cattermole. S Club returned for an encore of “Never Had a Dream Come True,” and “S Club Party” for a second time but as a remix and outro.